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Old 06-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Coming off anti-depressants for pregnancy

hello everyone,
I'm new here and was hoping someone could offer me advice. I have been in recovery from Bulimia for two years but have continued to take fluoxetine the whole time. They have worked wonders for me and I have never had any intention of coming off them until recently. My doctor told me that I will have to come off them fairly soon as I plan to start trying for a baby in the next year or so. I have been told to decrease to 40mg a day but I have been having problems. Within 3 weeks of decreasing, I have had massive urges to binge in a way I haven't experience for over two years (before I increased my dose to 60mg). This has made me very anxious. I have lost a stone since my recovery and am at last healthy and happy. I am terrified of going back to my bulimic lifestyle but the urges I am getting to eat non stop are uncontrolable. I really want a child and don't want to put a pregnancy in danger, but I also can't continue on this lower dose of medication. Has anyone else experinced this or have any advice?
Thank you for reading

please note, I only take fluoxetine for bulima and not for depression. I feel fine in myself :-)

 
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: Coming off anti-depressants for pregnancy

Hello scp1981

I would discuss your concerns with your primary care physician,as the decreased dosage is beginning to effect you negatively.The longer you wait the worse off things could potentially get.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: Coming off anti-depressants for pregnancy

Thank you for you reply. I think you are right - best to get things sorted asap x

 
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